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Apr 19, 2014

On Friday morning , April 18, Vladimir Zhirinovsky LDPR party leader  responding  to a question of correspondent agency "Russia Today" began shouting insults at her. Lady journalist asked  about possibility Russia to    introduce retaliatory sanctions on Ukraine's ban on the entry of Russians.

 After that  Zhirinovsky began to insult stand up for her colleagues.

" Come here , too , a journalist ! Come on, I utter , and you ran up and start raping her hard ... Christ is Risen! Truly He is risen ! Christ is Risen! Truly He is risen ! "- Shouted  Zhirinovsky.

Apr 17, 2014

Editor of the popular Karelian weekly TVR-panorama brought an action againstthe Prosecutor's office arguing issued to the newspaper warning for publishing pieces of personal correspondence in which they discuss the events in the Crimea on the website of the newspaper.  

Apr 10, 2014

The EU banned the author and the presenter of the program "Vesti Nedeli" Dmitry Kiselyov entry to the countries of the Union. Thus, he lost even a hypothetical chance to come to the annual conference organized by Barents Press International which will take place from 24 to 27 April in Kirkenes.

Feb 5, 2014
 

€4 million to democracy and human rights

Dec 29, 2010


The Swedish Government grants 37 million SEK (€4 million) to support democratic movements, media, organizations and human rights work in Northwest Russia.


In addition to the Russian part of the Barents Region, the grant can be used in Leningrad, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Pskov regions.

The Swedish Government writes in its decision that the grant shall be spent on projects that increase the citizens’ influence and participation in democratic processes.

Also, the grant can be used on projects supporting gender equality and independent media.

The allocation of funding is a part of Sweden’s strategy for supporting democracy and human rights in Russia for the period 2010 to 2013 handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Thomas Nilsen, BarentsObserver.com

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